Helsinki, City of Kalevala
Kalevala is alive in the midst of ordinary lives of the Helsinki citizens. This is evident from vast number of street signs, for example: Sampo Street, Lemminkäinen’s Close, Tuoni Close. Various businesses remind us about the might of Kalevala: Sampo-Group, Pellervo Association, Lemminkäinen and the insurance companies Tapiola, Pohjola and Ilmarinen. Aino has even lent her name to a restaurant. The Kalevala Jewellery design has a factory in Pitäjänmäki and a jewellery shop on North-Esplanad. The town of Espoo has a district named after Kalevala’s Tapiola.